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Fotos do Observatório a noite

Posted by Paulo Cacella on 24th December 2013 in Observatory Construction, Recent Posts
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DogsHeaven Observatory almost ready and operational

Posted by Paulo Cacella on 25th August 2013 in Instruments, Observatory, Observatory Construction, Recent Posts
The observatory has the following main equipments installed : / /
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  • Mounts                  : Chronosmount HPO, Losmandy G11, Celestron CGE and Meade LX200GPS
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  • Telescopes            : 20 inch astrograph, C14, LX200GPS 10in, Refractor 6″, APO 4″
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  • Binoculars            : Celestron 25×100, Celestron 20×80, Fujinon 16×70, Pentax 10×50
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  • CCD                        : (2) SBIG ST8, HX516, (2) QHY, SSAG
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  • Spectrographs     : LHIRESIII, SBIG DSS7, Rainbow Optics, Staranalyser
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  • Computers            : W7 32GB I7, iMAC27, (3) Hypervisor Linux servers in a 1GBit network
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  • Weather Station : Ambientweather at http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/83377.html?sp=IDFBRASI3
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  • Cameras                : (2) Canon T3i, Canon 350D modified
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  • IPCamera              : Foston IR
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  • Sky Brightness     : SQML
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Observatory with a Temporary Roof

Posted by Paulo Cacella on 16th April 2013 in Observatory, Observatory Construction, Recent Posts
The observatory is somewhat functional with a temporary moveable roof. Chronos is aligned. Other telescopes only when roof is ready. / / / /IMG_0025 / / / /IMG_0021 / / / /IMG_0024

First Light in Observatory : Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius

Posted by Paulo Cacella on 14th April 2013 in Nebulae, Observatory, Observatory Construction, Recent Posts
Taken with a T3i, Televue FR 0.8x, WO FLT98, Chronosmount. Exposure 120 seconds, no guiding. The field is not corrected because I’ve not set the correct distance from FR. / / / /

First Light in Observatory : Antares, M4 and NGC 6144 Scorpius

Posted by Paulo Cacella on 14th April 2013 in Globular Clusters, Observatory, Observatory Construction, Recent Posts
Taken with a T3i, Televue FR 0.8x, WO FLT98, Chronosmount. Exposure 90 seconds, no guiding. The field is not corrected because I’ve not set the correct distance from FR. / / / /

First Light in Observatory : Jewel Box NGC4755 Crux

Posted by Paulo Cacella on 14th April 2013 in Observatory, Observatory Construction, Open Clusters, Recent Posts
Taken with a T3i, Televue FR 0.8x, WO FLT98, Chronosmount. Exposure 90 seconds, no guiding. The field is not corrected because I’ve not set the correct distance from FR. / / / / / /

Observatory Update IV

Posted by Paulo Cacella on 10th April 2013 in Observatory, Observatory Construction, Recent Posts
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Observatory Update III

Posted by Paulo Cacella on 4th April 2013 in Observatory, Observatory Construction, Recent Posts
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Observatory Update II

Posted by Paulo Cacella on 31st March 2013 in Observatory, Observatory Construction, Recent Posts
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Observatory Update

Posted by Paulo Cacella on 23rd March 2013 in Observatory, Observatory Construction, Recent Posts
The observatory is scheduled to be ready by May. Now we cleaned the site, the walls are up. / / / / / / / / / / / /